our power in the Buckingham area surged a few times and eventually went out last night around 10. took a stroll around the neighborhood and most everything in Buckingham and Arlington Forest was dark. power came back an hour or two later, but anyone know what happened? i’m guessing a blown transformer?
my part of Barcroft also lost power – I’m surprised the outage was so extensive. It did occur long after the storms passed. Our neighbors and my family heard 4 loud booms – and then the lights went out. But we assumed it was localized. Amazingly, fire department, police and Dominion Power arrived in a matter of minutes. I don’t think the lights were out even one hour, so perhaps out booms were not the cause of the original power loss, but a reaction to a larger event.
Next morning, when I left for work (very sleepy, I might add), the electric company was already out working on the poles.